A simple method to increase the diagnostic efficiency of gastroesophageal scintigraphy using the knee-chest position.

Akbunar A. T. , Alper E. , Nak S., Konuk N., Erkal B., Tamgac F.

Clinical nuclear medicine, vol.24, no.11, pp.842-4, 1999 (Journal Indexed in SCI Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 24 Issue: 11
  • Publication Date: 1999
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/00003072-199911000-00002
  • Title of Journal : Clinical nuclear medicine
  • Page Numbers: pp.842-4


Purpose: The influence of patient posture on the incidence and severity of gastroesophageal reflux is well known. Scintigraphic imaging, however, is routinely performed with the patient lying in the supine position, because current gamma camera designs do not allow for changes to the angle of the patient table.